TUESDAY, JULY 1
Scripture: Matthew 24:29-31, John 10:10
John 10:10 says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” About seventy years ago, the thief came to America’s seminaries and he highlighted all the Scriptures in the Gospels concerning the Second Coming of Christ. The enemy separated Jesus the Savior from Jesus the Judge by saying that all judgment was relegated to after the Second Coming. The problem is, that nothing could be further from the truth. When Jesus walked on the earth, He was both Savior and Judge, as illustrated by His cleaning house in the Temple. In the book of Acts, He was both Savior and Judge. In the book of Revelation, He is both Savior and Judge. And yet, in our Bible schools and seminaries, Jesus the Savior and Jesus the Judge were separated theologically. They were separated with the declaration by man that all judgment would wait until the Second Coming. This man-made doctrine has no biblical foundation. Nothing is further from the truth. Reintegrating the Judicial Christ with the Saving Christ may well lead us to the greatest harvest of nations we have ever seen! What was stolen through our Bible schools and seminaries is being restored by Revelation and God is confirming the Word with signs and wonders. Isn’t it interesting to contemplate that the greatest signs and wonders in the days ahead may well be Judicial manifestations of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? I believe that behind those manifestations will be the greatest flood of salvations the earth has ever seen. It may be a different way to think, but it was not unusual 100 years ago. 100 years ago, in Mordecai Ham’s day, the assault had not yet been made on our seminaries and Bible schools. They believed Jesus the Savior and Jesus the Judge to be one and the same. They did not labor under the weight of a divided Christ. This unbiblical theology has afflicted the church for the last 70 years. Let us restore Jesus to the fullness of Who He really is – both Savior and Judge. Knowing Jesus the Judge will make life a whole lot better in the days ahead.